GENKA 1975


An atmospheric short film by Kendal Carson featuring a Butoh dance choreographed and performed by Caroline Haydon. Inspired by the 1975 pen and ink series by graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo, most notably his drawings for Genka ("Illusory Flowers"), a historical novel by Harumi Setouchi that recounts the struggles of Tomiko Hino, the wife of shogun Yoshimasa Ashikaga (1435-1490).

Shot on location in Los Angeles, CA, the short film was styled by Mimi Namkoong.